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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535343/tuning-adsorption-duration-to-control-the-diffusion-of-a-nanoparticle-in-adsorbing-polymers
#1
Xuezheng Cao, Holger Merlitz, Chen-Xu Wu
Controlling the nanoparticle (NP) diffusion in polymers is a prerequisite to obtain polymer nanocomposites (PNCs) with desired dynamical and rheological properties, and to achieve targeted delivery of nanomedicine in biological systems. Here we determinate the suppression mechanism of direct NP-polymer attraction to hamper the NP mobility in adsorbing polymers, and then quantify the dependence of the effective viscosity \eta_{eff} felt by the NP on the adsorption duration \tau_{ads} of polymers on the NP, using scaling theory analysis and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations...
May 23, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534925/osmotin-loaded-magnetic-nanoparticles-with-electromagnetic-guidance-for-the-treatment-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#2
Faiz Ul Amin, Ali Kafash Hoshiar, Ton Duc Do, Yeongil Noh, Shahid Ali Shah, Muhammad Sohail Khan, Jungwon Yoon, Myeong Ok Kim
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most prevalent age-related neurodegenerative disease, pathologically characterized by the accumulation of aggregated amyloid beta (Aβ) in the brain. Here, we describe for the first time the development of a new, pioneering nanotechnology-based drug delivery approach for potential therapies for neurodegenerative diseases, particularly AD. We demonstrated the delivery of fluorescent carboxyl magnetic Nile Red particles (FMNPs) to the brains of normal mice using a functionalized magnetic field (FMF) composed of positive- and negative-pulsed magnetic fields generated by electromagnetic coils...
May 23, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534239/analysis-of-screening-electrocardiogram-for-the-subcutaneous-defibrillator-in-adults-with-congenital-heart-disease
#3
Vincent C Thomas, Mark Peterson, Martin McDaniel, Humberto Restrepo, Abraham Rothman, Amit Jain
Candidates for the subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (S-ICD) are screened using an electrocardiogram (S-ECG) tool to measure appropriate detection. We sought to define the S-ICD candidacy of congenital heart disease patients using the S-ECG tool. We also analyzed the reliability of the (S-ECG) tool between measurers in this population. Patients above the age of 12 and with a diagnosis associated with either a higher incidence of cardiac arrest or vascular access challenges were asked to undergo screening...
May 22, 2017: Pediatric Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532097/influence-of-telopeptides-on-the-structural-and-physical-properties-of-polymeric-and-monomeric-acid-soluble-type-i-collagen
#4
Róisín Holmes, Steve Kirk, Giuseppe Tronci, Xuebin Yang, David Wood
Currently two factors hinder the use of collagen as building block of regenerative devices: the limited mechanical strength in aqueous environment, and potential antigenicity. Polymeric collagen is naturally found in the cross-linked state and is mechanically tougher than the monomeric, acid-soluble collagen ex vivo. The antigenicity of collagen, on the other hand, is mainly ascribed to inter-species variations in amino acid sequences of the non-helical terminal telopeptides. These telopeptides can be removed through enzymatic treatment to produce atelocollagen, although the effect of this cleavage on triple helix organization, amino acidic composition and thermal properties is often disregarded...
August 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530204/in-bed-vital-signs-monitoring-system-based-on-unobtrusive-magnetic-induction-method-with-a-concentric-planar-gradiometer
#5
Hadiseh Mahdavi, Javier Rosell-Ferrer
SIGNIFICANCE: Unobtrusive vital signs monitoring is of major importance for various medical areas such as detection and treatment of sleep disorders, monitoring neonates and burned victims, home health care and smart home applications and wearables among others. Such applications call for monitoring methods in which the patient's natural state is less interfered with. An ideal device would be non-invasive, minimally restrictive, robust enough to compensate movements of the patients, and would operate without relying on the patient's full cooperation...
June 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530161/dual-microcatheter-coil-embolization-of-acutely-ruptured-wide-necked-intracranial-aneurysms
#6
Pyeong-Ho Yoon, Jae-Wook Lee, Yun-Ho Lee, Young-Sub Kwon, Kook-Hee Yang
The dual microcatheter technique is an alternative treatment for stent-assisted coiling in acutely ruptured wide-necked aneurysms because of no antiplatelet therapy. We assessed the safety and efficacy of this technique in ruptured wide-necked aneurysms. Between March 2008 and March 2016, 56 acutely ruptured aneurysms were treated with the dual microcatheter technique. The angiographic results, treatment-related complications, and clinical outcome were documented. Angiographic follow-up was available in 37 patients at a mean of 20...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529464/trap-design-and-construction-for-high-power-multinuclear-magnetic-resonance-experiments
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Joseph V Rispoli, Ivan E Dimitrov, Sergey Cheshkov, Craig Malloy, Steven M Wright, Mary P McDougall
Performing multinuclear experiments requires one or more radiofrequency (RF) coils operating at both the proton and second-nucleus frequencies; however, inductive coupling between coils must be mitigated to retain proton sensitivity and coil tuning stability. The inclusion of trap circuits simplifies placement of multinuclear RF coils while maintaining inter-element isolation. Of the commonly investigated non-proton nuclei, perhaps the most technically demanding is carbon-13, particularly when applying a proton decoupling scheme to improve the resulting spectra...
October 2016: Concepts in Magnetic Resonance. Part B, Magnetic Resonance Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528776/structural-basis-of-tpr-mediated-oligomerization-and-activation-of-oncogenic-fusion-kinases
#8
Kuntal Pal, Abhishek Bandyopadhyay, X Edward Zhou, Qingping Xu, David P Marciano, Joseph S Brunzelle, Smitha Yerrum, Patrick R Griffin, George Vande Woude, Karsten Melcher, H Eric Xu
The nuclear pore complex subunit TPR is found in at least five different oncogenic fusion kinases, including TPR-MET, yet how TPR fusions promote activation of kinases and their oncogenic activities remains poorly understood. Here we report the crystal structure of TPR(2-142), the MET fusion partner of oncogenic TPR-MET. TPR(2-142) contains a continuous 124-residue α helix that forms an antiparallel tetramer from two leucine zipper-containing parallel coiled coils. Remarkably, single mutations cause strikingly different conformations of the coiled coil, indicating its highly dynamic nature...
May 18, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528069/primary-coiling-of-the-left-ventricle-in-hypoplastic-left-heart-with-ventriculo-coronary-connections
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Johanna Hummel, Brigitte Stiller, Johannes Kroll, Jochen Grohmann
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527920/emerging-bronchoscopic-treatments-for-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Wouter H van Geffen, Huib A M Kerstjens, Dirk-Jan Slebos
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive lung disease characterized by pathophysiological factors including airflow limitation, hyperinflation and reduced gas exchange. Treatment consists of lifestyle changes, lung rehabilitation and pharmacological therapies such as long acting beta-2-agonists (LABA) and long acting muscarinic antagonists (LAMA). More recently bronchoscopic treatments are emerging for COPD. Among them endobronchial valves(EBV) and endobronchial coils (EBC), next to endobronchial stents, sclerosing agents, targeted lung denervation and liquid nitrogen metered cryospray...
May 17, 2017: Pharmacology & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527458/conformation-change-of-an-isotactic-poly-n-isopropylacrylamide-membrane-molecular-dynamics
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Irene Adroher-Benítez, Arturo Moncho-Jordá, Gerardo Odriozola
In this work, isotactic Poly (N-Isopropylacrylamide)-PNIPAM-in neat water and in electrolyte solutions is studied by means of molecular dynamics simulations. This is done for an infinitely diluted oligomer and for an assembly of several PNIPAM chains arranged into a planar membrane configuration with a core-shell morphology. We employed two different force fields, AMBER (assisted model building with energy refinement) and OPLS-AA (all atom - optimized potentials for liquid simulations) in combination with extended simple point charge water...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527439/preferential-binding-effects-on-protein-structure-and-dynamics-revealed-by-coarse-grained-monte-carlo-simulation
#12
R B Pandey, D J Jacobs, B L Farmer
The effect of preferential binding of solute molecules within an aqueous solution on the structure and dynamics of the histone H3.1 protein is examined by a coarse-grained Monte Carlo simulation. The knowledge-based residue-residue and hydropathy-index-based residue-solvent interactions are used as input to analyze a number of local and global physical quantities as a function of the residue-solvent interaction strength (f). Results from simulations that treat the aqueous solution as a homogeneous effective solvent medium are compared to when positional fluctuations of the solute molecules are explicitly considered...
May 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526647/clipping-versus-coiling-in-anterior-circulation-ruptured-intracranial-aneurysms-a-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
George Fotakopoulos, Eleni Tsianaka, Kostas Fountas, Demosthenes Makris, Michael Spyrou, Juha Hernesniemi
BACKGROUND: The treatment plan with open surgical or endovascular repair in anterior circulation ruptured intracranial aneurysms must be taken on the basis of its special characteristics OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the possible superiority on outcomes, studying operative mortality (Op-Mo), permanent neurologic deficit (PND), late mortality (La-Mo) and need for re-intervention (re-iter), after open surgical and endovascular repair in anterior circulation ruptured intracranial aneurysms. METHODS: This Meta-Analysis included articles that compared outcomes of the two methods, published in full text form (last search performed on 06 December 2016)...
May 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526639/cerebral-aneurysm-clipping-coiling-101
#14
Jonathan Brisman
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521999/hyaluronan-random-coils-in-electrolyte-solutions-a-molecular-dynamics-study
#15
Marek Ingr, Eva Kutálková, Josef Hrnčiřík
A computational method of modeling random coils of hyaluronan was developed based on the molecular-dynamics simulations. An oligosaccharide of 48 monosaccharide units was equilibrated within a 70-100ns simulation and randomly chosen pieces of this molecule from different simulation frames were combined to constitute a long polysaccharide chain, both for hyaluronan and its non-ionic analog containing glucose instead of glucuronic acid. The dihedral angles of the glycoside connections of the pieces obeyed the statistics deduced from the simulation...
August 15, 2017: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521418/overexpression-of-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-tripartite-motif-32-correlates-with-a-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer
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Masahiro Ito, Kazuhiro Migita, Sohei Matsumoto, Kohei Wakatsuki, Tetsuya Tanaka, Tomohiro Kunishige, Hiroshi Nakade, Mitsuhiro Nakatani, Yoshiyuki Nakajima
Tripartite motif protein (TRIM) 32 belongs to the TRIM family, which is composed of RING finger, B-box and coiled-coil domains. TRIM32 has been reported to function as an enzyme 3 ubiquitin ligase and is overexpressed in numerous types of cancer. The present study evaluated the clinical significance of TRIM32 expression levels in gastric cancer. The current study also investigated the TRIM32 expression levels in 142 patients with gastric cancer using immunohistochemistry and examined its clinical importance and potential as a prognostic marker...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520916/a-comparison-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-abnormalities-following-balloon-remodeling-for-aneurysm-coil-embolization-in-the-ruptured-vs-unruptured-setting
#17
Stephen R Lowe, Tarun Bhalla, Holly Tillman, M Imran Chaudry, Aquilla S Turk, Raymond D Turner, Alejandro M Spiotta
BACKGROUND: The prothrombotic milieu seen in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) poses a unique challenge to neurovascular surgeons with regard to device use and microcatheter practice. OBJECTIVE: To determine how demographic factors and balloon practices impact diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) abnormalities and outcomes in patients with SAH compared to those without (non-SAH). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 77 patients with SAH treated by balloon-assisted coiling in a single institution compared with 81 consecutive patients with unruptured aneurysms treated by balloon-assisted coiling at the same institution...
May 17, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520446/-diabetic-foot-syndrome-importance-of-calf-muscles-mr-spectroscopy-in-the-assessment-of-limb-ischemia-and-effect-of-revascularization
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Andrea Němcová, Michal Dubský, Alexandra Jirkovská, Petr Šedivý, Miloslav Drobný, Milan Hájek, Monika Dezortová, Robert Bém, Vladimíra Fejfarová, Anna Pyšná
AIM: The standard method for assessment of effect of revascularization in patients with diabetic foot (DF) and critical limb ischemia (CLI) is transcutaneous oxygen pressure (TcPO2). Phosphorus magnetic resonance spectroscopy (31P MRS) enables to evaluate oxidative muscle metabolism that could be impaired in patients with diabetes and its complications. The aim of our study was to compare MRS of calf muscle between patients with DF and CLI and healthy controls and to evaluate the contribution of MRS in the assessment of the effect of revascularization...
2017: Vnitr̆ní Lékar̆ství
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516046/image-quality-assessment-of-a-1-5t-dedicated-magnetic-resonance-simulator-for-radiotherapy-with-a-flexible-radio-frequency-coil-setting-using-the-standard-american-college-of-radiology-magnetic-resonance-imaging-phantom-test
#19
Oi Lei Wong, Jing Yuan, Siu Ki Yu, Kin Yin Cheung
BACKGROUND: A flexible RF coil setting has to be used on an MR-simulator (MR-sim) in the head and neck simulation scan for radiotherapy (RT) purpose, while the image quality might be compromised due to the sub-optimized flexible coil compared to the normal diagnostic radiological (DR) head coil. In this study, we assessed the image quality of an MR-sim by conducting the standard American College of Radiology (ACR) MRI phantom test on a 1.5T MR-sim under RT-setting and comparing it to DR-setting...
April 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516045/exploration-of-highly-accelerated-magnetic-resonance-elastography-using-high-density-array-coils
#20
John C Bosshard, Naresh Yallapragada, Mary P McDougall, Steven M Wright
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) measures tissue mechanical properties by applying a shear wave and capturing its propagation using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). By using high density array coils, MRE images are acquired using single echo acquisition (SEA) and at high resolutions with significantly reduced scan times. METHODS: Sixty-four channel uniplanar and 32×32 channel biplanar receive arrays are used to acquire MRE wave image sets from agar samples containing regions of varying stiffness...
April 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
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